OPTIMIZATION OF SINGLY REINFORCED RC BEAMS

Authors

• Stency Mariam Thomas PG student, School of Civil Engineering, Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
• Prince Arulraj. G Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Keywords:

Optimization, Nonlinear Programming Problem, Constrained Nonlinear Minimization, Matlab, SQP Algorithm

Abstract [English]

The main objective of this paper is to achieve an optimal design for the reinforced concrete beams. Optimization of beams results in saving in cost. The objective function is to minimize the total cost of the beam. The cost of each beam includes the cost of concrete, reinforcement and formwork. The optimization process is done for different grades of concrete and steel to determine the best grade of concrete and steel. The optimal design is carried out using MATLAB's (The Mathworks, Inc.) software. Optimization problem is formulated as a Nonlinear constrained minimization problem. This was solved using the fmincon SQP Algorithm. Many problems were solved and it was found that the solutions give the most economical design.

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2017-02-28

How to Cite

Thomas, S. M., & Arulraj. G, P. (2017). OPTIMIZATION OF SINGLY REINFORCED RC BEAMS. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 5(2), 199–207. https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v5.i2.2017.1724

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